Monday, 22 June 2009

record to be broken

13/06/09
upton warren
the moors was first and we decided to drop into the north moors hide as we have been paying little attention to it and this is where a common tern often fishes giving great views.while waiting for the tern to show we were entertained by a family party of reed warlers showing well in front of the hide


the tern did come but none of the photos got were good.

over at the east(lapwing) hide we were treated to great views of sedge warblers with at least 5 showing constantly but were very flighty and teritorial but i still managed a recognisable shot(thats all i ask)

nothing much more to mention really but a family of mute swans had 4 cygnets on the north moors.

highlights here are:

1 little grebe

8 mute swans(inc.young)

2 gadwall

2 OYC

1 lrp

4 lapwing

9 common tern

10c sedge warbler

6 cettis warbler(5 singing males)

20c reed warbler

6 reed bunting

at the flashes we got a reserve record.18 greylag geese.the 10 (3 adult 7 young) were still on the sailing pool and i got a few photos

all 10 are shown in this pic.then as we got into the main hide we saw 8 more greylags out in the middle of the flashall the front geese are greylags.

nothing much was there apart from the usual stuff but 3 common terns gave good views doing fly-bys on the hide.

highlights are:

18 greylags

2 shelduck

3 gadwall

3 oystercatcher

11 avocet video

7 lrp

6 lapwing

4 curlew

5 common tern

2 stock dove

4 sedge warbler

1 cettis

3 reed bunts

i must mention i did visit sheepwash on 12/05/09 and spent most of the time photographing ruddy ducks and counting baby plastic waterfowl.it was that bad.must say 2 bullfinch and 2 reed buntings were nice to see in an urban park

MB

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